Darren Jones
Staff Attorney

A homeschool graduate, Darren Jones received his J.D. from Oak Brook College of Law. While enrolled in law school, he first worked for Christian Solidarity International, a human rights organization assisting persecuted Christians around the world, and later came to work for HSLDA as a legal assistant. Today, as a litigation attorney, Darren assists Jim Mason in preparing cases and defending members who are experiencing legal difficulty.

Darren and his wife Sara were married on September 30, 2000, and they have four children, Adelaide, Stuart, Daphne and Phillip. They "officially" began homeschooling in April 2005.

Title:A Sense of Family: Passing on Our Christian Heritage
Length:45 minutes
Type:General Session, Workshop
Topic:History, Spiritual, Why Homeschool
Description:Many American students know America’s history and founding principles, but how many Christian students know their Christian history? We as homeschooling parents have an unparalleled opportunity to show them how God has worked through His Church through the ages.

Title:How to Deal with Social Workers
Length:45 minutes
Topic:Dealing with Social Workers, Legal, Parenting
Audience:All, Parents
Description:One of the most chilling sounds for homeschoolers is the sound of the social worker’s knock on your door. Darren explains ways to avoid “The Knock” and how to handle contacts if they arise.

Title:Inspiring Devotion
Length:30—45 minutes
Topic:Parenting, Spiritual
Audience:All, Parents
Description:One of the most important things we can do with our children is to help them to meet God in daily devotional times. Come prepared to discuss ideas about family devotions and how to reach your children’s hearts with the love of God.

Title:Support Group Issues: Discrimination, Membership Requirements, and Religious Statements
Length:1 hour
Type:Support Group Leaders, Workshop
Audience:New Homeschoolers, Support Group Leaders, Veteran Homeschoolers
Description:Guard your support group against legal surprises! HSLDA attorney Darren Jones tackles concerns such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, civil rights law, and how to deal with sticky membership issues.

Title:Teaching a Christian Worldview Through Literature: Reading Your Way to an Understanding of how Christians Look at Life, the Universe, and Everything
Length:45–60 minutes
Type:General Session, Support Group Leaders, Workshop
Topic:Education, Encouragement, History, Motivational, Spiritual
Description:Join us as we look together at 2,000 years of Christian literature and discuss how to pass on a Christian worldview to our children using the riches of the past and present! Authors to be considered include three different Johns (Bunyan, Donne, and Calvin), poets and novelists, and theologians ranging from Athanasius to Lewis. Bring your own favorites, too!

Title:The History of Homeschooling
Length:45 minutes
Type:General Session, Workshop
Topic:Legal, Motivational
Audience:All, New Homeschoolers
Description:Many new homeschoolers do not realize how dramatically homeschooling has grown and changed in the last 30 years. Come hear about the exciting victories and narrow escapes as God has worked to protect parents’ freedom to teach their children at home.

Title:Why Homeschool? A Homeschool Graduate’s Perspective
Length:45 minutes
Type:General Session, Keynote, Workshop
Topic:Encouragement, Motivational, Spiritual, Why Homeschool
Description:Darren attended several different public schools, a private Christian school, and then was homeschooled for the last few years of his education. With his diverse educational experience, he and his wife have chosen to teach their own children at home, firmly believing that it is the best choice of education. Why? Come find out!

If you would like to schedule Darren Jones as a speaker for your upcoming event, contact him at 540—338—5600. Darren is willing to speak up to two times during a conference.

Darren requests that his travel and lodging expenses be covered by the host. His fee for local support groups and graduations is negotiable.

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